Sports  May 03, 2016
Atletico can win Champions League - Torres
Atletico MadridFernando Torres is backing Atletico Madrid to lift the Champions League trophy in Milan after Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal fired them into the final on May 28.Atletico reached their second Champions League final in three years, despite losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the semi-final return leg as it finished 2-2 on aggregate.After...  Full Story
Atletico add to Guardiola's semi-final heartache
Atletico MadridPep Guardiola's Bayern Munich suffered a third straight Champions League semi-final exit to Spanish opposition on Tuesday as Atletico Madrid reached the final on away goals despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat.Having won the first leg 1-0 in Spain, Atletico advanced thanks to Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal in Munich as the tie finished 2-2 on agg...  Full Story
NBA admits error in Spurs-Thunder thriller
Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs grabs a rebound in front of Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals for the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2016 in San Antonio, TexasNBA referees on Tuesday admitted they made an officiating blunder during the frantic finale to San Antonio's playoff clash with Oklahoma City.Referees crew chief Ken Mauer told a pool reporter that officials should have called a foul on a rare inbounds play they had never seen before at the end of Monday's thriller.Oklahoma City Thunder defeated th...  Full Story
Nadal, Murray through in Madrid
Spanish player Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Russian player Andrey Kuznetsov during the Madrid Open tournament at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) sports complex in Madrid, on May 3, 2016Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stretched his perfect start to the European clay-court season to 11 matches with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov to reach round three of the Madrid Masters on Tuesday.Defending champion Andy Murray began his defence of the title with a 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-1 win over 37-year-old Czec...  Full Story
Rousseff vows crisis won't mar Rio Games as flame relay begins
Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino holds the Olympic torch following the flameEmbattled President Dilma Rousseff greeted the Olympic flame in Brazil on Tuesday, promising not to allow a raging political crisis, which could see her suspended within days, to spoil the Rio Games.Rousseff promised "the most successful Olympic Games in history.""We are experiencing political instability. We are going through a very difficult peri...  Full Story
Letang suspended from NHL for Johansson hit
Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck in front of Andre Burakovsky of the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 2, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was slapped with a one-game suspension for interference on Tuesday following his late hit on Washington center Marcus Johansson, the National Hockey League confirmed.Johansson was left nursing what was described as an upper-body injury after Letang's hit on him during the Penguins second round playoff clas...  Full Story
Last hurrah as Thompson steers Victory into knock-outs
Archie Thompson (L) of Melbourne Victory outruns Koki Yonekura (C) of Gamba Osaka during the AFC Champions League football match in Melbourne on May 3, 2016Departing veteran Archie Thompson extended his Melbourne Victory career when he struck a rare AFC Champions League goal to steer his team into the last 16 on Tuesday.Thompson, 37, who shed tears last week when announcing the end of his 11-year Victory stint, netted what turned out to be a crucial second goal in a tense 2-1 win over Gamba Osaka.In t...  Full Story
Rivers confident Clippers will stay together
Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speaks to his players during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2016 in Portland, OregonLos Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is confident the team's best players want to stay with the club despite a disappointing exit in the playoffs.Rivers said Tuesday he believes Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will both return for the franchise next season, ruling out any possibility of either being traded."I think they all want to come back, and we'...  Full Story